Maverick (Elite Ops, #2)
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Maverick (Elite Ops #2)

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Micah Sloane knows almost everything there is to know about Risa Clay, including the vicious betrayal she endured years ago and the distrust she’s harbored ever since. The only way for the Elite Ops agent to uncover an assassin—and banish the ghosts of his own dark past—is to use Risa as bait. But nothing has prepared him for her disarming blend of innocence and sensuality...more
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Published March 3rd 2009 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published 2008)
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Auntee
Mar 03, 2009 Auntee rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of the series; Fans of hot romantic suspense
Whew! This was a very enjoyable, hot, easy to understand, passionate second installment of Lora Leigh's 'Elite Ops' series (which is really a continuation of her 'Tempting SEALs' series). I mention the 'Tempting SEALs' series because in order to enjoy this book fully, you MUST read that series first, or you will be hopelessly lost with all the characters and what happened in the past. The heroine in this book, Risa Clay, was first mentioned way back in the beginning of the 'Tempting SEALs' serie...more
Shawna
5 stars - Romantic Suspense

WOW! After what seemed like a long wait for the second book in Leigh’s Elite Ops and the bar set high with Wild Card, Maverick did not disappoint and in fact to me is one of the best in the entire SEALs/Ops series so far. I recommend reading the previous Tempting SEALs and Elite Ops books (in order) before reading Maverick because there is an ongoing story arc and all the main characters carry over. The Elite Ops is a unit of deep undercover untouchable operatives/age...more
Isis FG
I enjoyed this book a lot, but it didn't quite make it into the "loved it" zone for me. There was just something about it that didn't entirely capture me. Which doesn't make it a bad book...it was quite good...but it just didn't make it to that next level.

In my opinion, this book should NOT be read as a stand-alone. There's just too much connected to past events. You might be able to read it and have it make enough sense, but to really get the full story, you should read the entire series in ord...more
Julie (jjmachshev)
Ok yes...I'm a sucker for Lora Leigh's Alpha males and I also have a weakness for foreign Alphas so her latest, "Maverick" was like a double-dipped ice cream cone for me. "Maverick" continues her seriously sexy SEAL/Elite Ops series with the story of Micah, code-name...uh, hello? Have you not been paying attention? Maverick.

Micah doesn't really exist. That's just the name he took after his supposed death while trying to capture the man who killed his mother and (in his opinion) caused the death...more
Kathrynn
Micah! What a wonderful character...How bout that sexy bookcover! This is a continuation in the Elite Ops saga; however, the series actually begins with the first Tempting SEALs book. Characters and backstories from the latter carry over into the Elite Ops. For instance, Risa's backstory is somewhere in the Tempting SEALs series.... I feel, to get the most from this series, a person should start with the Tempting SEALs books.

Maverick had two wonderful characters, Micah and Risa, a gripping story...more
Buggy
Book #2 in the elite-ops series is all about Micah Sloane AKA `Maverick' and he is awesome! Sexy, exotic, lethal and loving. Just the type of man we all dream about, what a welcome addition to this saga. Lora Leigh weaves yet another great tale of testosterone and steamy love here. Although on the darker side MAVERICK is still a beautiful love story about the strength to carry on in the face of adversity and the ability to heal with the right person.

Risa Clay has spent years trying to rebuild h...more
Pamela(AllHoney)
I did enjoy this and would have given it a 5 but I wasn't that fond of Risa for some reason. I know she went through some horrific stuff but something just didn't click about her to me.
Laura
I've read all of Leigh's SEAL/Elite Ops series. Of all of them, this one is very near the top. So far, the Elite Ops books have been far better than any of the SEAL books for me--mostly because I had a hard time overcoming a number of the unrealistic points in the books.

Although this is labeled the third in the Elite Ops series, it really is the 2nd. Nighthawk is a 9-page introduction to Nighthawk and Black Jack and a teaser/setup for Maverick. It was a nice setup, but isn't necessary for the se...more
Zeek
A few years back sicko Jansen Clay, engineered a kidnapping of his only daughter, Risa, to test a drug he and his people were attempting to replicate. Brutally held captive, attacked and raped, Risa is still dealing with the effects of not only the attack but the drug itself- a drug that makes the date rape drug seem like over the counter medicine.

Now a ruthless assassin has been sicced on her because she's starting to remember what she's previously blocked out about her time in captivity- and t...more
Kseniya Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Sin Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ

WOW! Just WOW!!!

After reading Pamela Clare's I-Team and Maya Banks' KGI series I didn't think that anything can come even close, because those have definitely set the bar quite high. But this book was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G !

Just after a few pages I knew I was going on Lora Leigh's books hunt again. She has an increadible way of putting passion on her pages. I could almost feel the heat coming off the book!

Two totally different people: Risa Clay and Micah Sloane come together against their shared enemy....more
♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
This was a very intense story that I wasn't expecting from Lora Leigh.
Unlike her Breeds books, this was more intense & darker. The similarities were that something in their brain... this one being an experimental drug, made the need for sex more intense...

The darkness stems from a father experimenting on his dauughter & selling her to someone so they can rape her while he watches when she's a teenager, then locking her in an asylum in a constant drugged state for a couple years. She was...more
Georgina
I couldn't even finish it.

A huge turn-around from my 4 star rating of Lora Leigh's first book of the series. (I purchased them both at the same time, based on the unbelievably high rating they've gotten at here at Goodreads - I guess I'm just in the minority).

I was really intrigued by the story in the first book, Wildcard but (as I mentioned in my review) had to skip a whole lot of gratuitous "lovin'" to get through it.

Maverick, however, just didn't even hold my interest plot-wise, and I didn't...more
SheLove2Read
B- review at best.
The problem I have with Maverick is that they are portraying Risa (the heroine) as helpless. Yes I understand she went through a terrible ordeal...one I couldn't begin to imagine...but they treat her as if she's a child and in a way she lets them. I'm all for vulnerability - even like it to be present in a good storyline - but it seems in this book LL has made the heroine too wimpy and the hero too alpha, which in my opinion is not a good combo. I'm about 30 pages from being do...more
Kayla
This book was a near replica of Wild Card. (Read that review)

I did like Risa more than I did Bella. Risa had a reason to have a mental break down or two. Bella didn't.

Micah was okay. Just Okay. He still did the "I signed my life away and now I'm a dead man" routine. Which has really gotten on my nerves.

I still didn't feel like the main characters had a strong love connection.

Also, I was also really bothered that both Bella and Risa got pregnant at the end of their books. Really people. Really Bo...more
Trish
I listened to this book by audio and I think that made it that much hotter. Risa and Micah burned my ears off. Micah aka Maverick was assigned to keep Risa safe from the baddies. He was hardcore alpha but had a sweet spot when it came to Risa. He wanted the assignment because he had a score to settle with Orion. Risa was a seriously tortured heroine, working on putting her life back together. This story had strong alpha men, special ops/military, suspense, a sweet tough as nails granny, and a wh...more
Celeste
The newest installment of Lora Leigh's Elite Ops continues with Risa Clay, the young woman abducted by her own father and forced to endure some pretty awful experiences. Six years later, still dramatically traumatized, she decides she needs to start living again... Enter Micah Sloane. Who, I have to say, is mighty scrumptious! Micah and Risa have a fantastic chemistry going on.

I couldn't put the book down! Lora Leigh definitely does NOT disappoint, but, does she ever?? I think not! :)
Linda
Feb 03, 2014 Linda rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone over 18
Recommended to Linda by: LL Chatters
OH MY GOD!! These books just keep getting better and better!! Talk about HOT, my goodness the pages are smoking!! This is the 2nd in the "Elite Ops" series by Lora Leigh. FYI I do think you would need to read the first series "Tempting Navy Seals" before reading this one.. JMHO!

In A Dangerous Game
Micah Sloane knows almost everything there is to know about Risa Clay, including the vicious betrayal she endured years ago and the distrust she’s harbored ever since. The only way for the Elite Ops age
...more
VampFanGirl
Risa Clay has survived hell. Abused terribly at the hands of a man that should have protected her life with his own, instead Risa's father, Jansen Clay, allows her young virginal body to be used as a facilitator for an experimental drug and weapon. Not only did he hold his own daughter down while another man raped her, but he also made sure Risa stayed quiet after her rescue by admitting her to a private psychiatric ward with strict instructions that she remain heavily sedated, all the while, in...more
Christi Snow
My Review:
OMG, I loved this book! For me, the emotional connection between Micah & Risa was phenomenal. I cried several times throughout the final pages of their book- I was that emotionally involved with them and their gorgeous love story.

Micah is an ice-cold, hardened operative out for revenge against Orion who murdered his parents, both operatives in their own right. He signed his life away to Elite Ops after being wounded by Orion to gain that right. Revenge and the mission have been his...more
Shanna
Dead men don’t talk, dead men don’t dream.

So the second installment in the Elite Ops series. And I have to make a few general comments about the book. Firstly, I love these boys, I think Lora leigh does an excellent job of making an action and romance book, and not skimping us on either of the aspects. That said, I think she made Noah and Micah as different as two men on the same team can be. They may want to accomplish the same goals, but it was clear that there was more than just that goin...more
♕Michelle♕
Maverick
Agt. David Abijah a.k.a. Micah Sloane and Risa Clay
5/5 Stars

Maverick is the second book of Elite Ops series by Lora Leigh.

Favorite Quotes
"Risa, baby. I have you, love. Right here against my heart. I have you, Risa." -Micah

"I'm not leaving. I'm dying without you, Risa. I can't do this any longer. I wanted to protect you, love. From myself. From my past. Walking away destroyed me, Risa. I was more a dead man then than I ever have been." -Micah
Tiffanie
I'm hesitant about reading the next book in this series "heat seeker" because it seems like there has become a pattern. Her first book "wild card" the agent comes back home reclaims his wife as a different man and accidently ends up pregnant because her birth control failed because she had been on antibiotics.

Risa one of the girls that was kidknapped in raped in the first book now has a death order out on her life by the guy who raped her because hes afraid shes gonna remember who he is eventua...more
Kathy Anne
Loved this book and it automatically went to my All Time Favs.
I won`t do a review because I just read Auntees and she does reviews so well,and most often says just what I feel about a book,but never in a million years could I say it as well as she does-her review is right on for this book.
Kathy
Man, oh man, how many times can people "damn" each other? Damn you! Damn you all! Damn it all to hell! Oh, and there is also the thinking of damning someone as in "Damn you!"

Damn. :-)
Pattianne
Jan 19, 2014 Pattianne marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
MAVERICK - ELITE OPS SERIES #2 - (Micah and Risa)

Micah Sloane knows almost everything there is to know about Risa Clay, including the vicious betrayal she endured years ago and the distrust she's harbored ever since. The only way for the Elite Ops agent to uncover an assassin and banish the ghosts of his own dark past is to use Risa as bait. But nothing has prepared him for her disarming blend of innocence and sensuality, or for his overwhelming need to protect her¦

Risa has spent six years rebui...more
NiteReader
DNF at 50%
I'm so disappointed. I loved Wild Card. I don't think I'll continue with the series. :(
Nina Pedrosa
I really, really loved this but I think I still liked the first book better. maybe it was the relationship between Micah and Risa, but there were times where I was incredibly frustrated with them, particularly Risa but I think it was just my own pettiness. This one though was so very ad and humbling, where you could see how people deal with the same situations differently and how the ones around you get the backlash. One of the things that caught my eye was the awesome tension between Tehiya and...more
Robin
Micah Risa This story grabbed me from page one. I Micah was a bit tough, and demanding, but he also came of as sweet. I could feel the love he had for risa from the beginning. Despite her horrific past, Risa tried to do things to not be stuck in the past. Micah is assigned to be risa's boyfriend to catch a bad guy, while his team monitor's them. Risa knows this, but she doesnt expect what micah really wants from her. Risa suffered long enough, and even though micah was a bit tough on her, he is...more
Aly
Hace sólo unos segundo termine el libro y sinceramente no se qué decir. Demasiado drama, lágrimas, sexo, peligro y hombres sexis. Micah es p, en mi opinión, uno de los hombres más perfectos que podría existir. Es... No hay palabras para describirlo y Risa es una buena protagonista, a pesar de que hubo momentos en los que tenía ganas de matarla. Odio-amo a Jordan Malone. Pero la personalidad que tiene es lo que lo hace ver rudo y sexi, perfecto. Me encantó el libro. Lo recomiendo y volvería a lee...more
Morgan
One of the women (my age) who works at my local library gave me this book to read, because she couldn't get it put into circulation. Why? Because the Director flipped open to a page and read that the female character was sitting on the face of the male character. haha.

Sure, I say, I'll read it.

I basically finished it just so I could say I had finished it.

I was expecting sex scenes, but seeing as how the female character had survived a rape (and that rape was her first and apparently ONLY expe...more
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